National Institute on Aging

Black Students Admitted to a Select Group of Colleges and Universities

yesMany of the nation’s highest-rated colleges and universities have recently released data on the makeup of those students accepted for admission into the Class of 2019. Some of these schools have released information on the racial and ethnic breakdown of accepted students.

  • Harvard University received  a record of 37,307 applications this year and sent acceptances to nearly 2,000 students. African Americans are 12.1 percent of the students who were accepted for admission.
  • Pomona College in Claremont, California, admitted 790 students from the 8,091 who applied for admission. This is the most selective class in the college’s history. Black/African American students account for 11.6 percent of all admitted students.
  • The University of Southern California in Los Angeles admitted 9,050 students. Nearly 52,000 students applied for admission. Blacks are 8 percent of all students admitted.
  • Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, accepted 1,159 students from a pool of 6,883 applicants. Among those accepted are 195 Black students. Thus, Blacks are a whopping 16.8 percent of all accepted students.


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  1. Kimberly A. Bell, MD says:

    It is very gratifying to see that African Americans are being accepted in greater numbers to selective and very selective colleges and Universities

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